Organ Scholars

Bertie Baigent was born in 1995 and is Senior Organ Scholar at Jesus College, Cambridge where he is in his third year reading music. His schedule at Jesus includes accompanying the two choirs, assisting with the training of choristers, and conducting rehearsals and services. While at school, Bertie was a member of the National Youth Orchestra and held organ scholarships at St Margaret's Church and with the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford with whom he regularly played, sang, and conducted. In addition to liturgical playing, Bertie has performed as an organist in important venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, Leeds Town Hall, and Birmingham Symphony Hall. He is an prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists.

As well as the organ, Bertie's musical interests include composing and conducting; his compositions have been awarded numerous prizes by institutions such as the BBC, the National Centre for Early Music, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, his choral work An echo from Willow-Wood is published by Stainer and Bell. With the National Youth Orchestra, Bertie heard his music played in concert halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal College of Music, and the Britten Studio, Snape Maltings. Two of his compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and he has received commissions from the Royal Philharmonic Society and other important institutions. As a conductor Bertie studies with Nicholas Cleobury and has directed a wide range of symphonic and smaller-scale works; forthcoming projects include Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and world premieres of four chamber operas.

Jordan Wong was born in 1996, and is the Junior Organ Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, where he is in his first year reading Classics. His daily roles include accompanying the two choirs, assisting with the training of the choristers, and sometimes conducting services.

Born in Hong Kong, Jordan had some organ lessons at Ying Wa College, before going to Monmouth School in 2009. At Monmouth, he was the Malcolmson Organ Scholar for four years, studying with David Lawson. There he played and sang for chapel services, accompanied and occasionally conducted the Chapel Choir. During his schooldays, he also regularly played for Sunday Eucharists at St Peter's Church, Dixton. Jordan was a singer and a répétiteur for the School's Choral Society, covering great works such as Mozart's Great Mass, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Borodin's Polovtsian Dances. Jordan had been involved in the premieres of pieces commissioned by the School, such as Colin Mawby's O God of Battles, and The Truth Sent from Above by Alan Bullard, which he conducted last December. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists, and has played in venues such as St John's College and Trinity College, Cambridge, St David's Cathedral, as well as the Basilica of St Nazaire et St Celse in Carcassonne. He currently studies with Gordon Stewart. Apart from the organ, Jordan has also been a keen pianist from the age of three, and has performed Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Wye Sinfonia at the Wyastone Concert Hall.

Former Organ Scholars

1919 Adrian Edgar Lucius Burr
1924 John Gerald Hall
1929 Joseph Weston Poole
1929 Thomas Quibell
1932 Vernon Harcourt Rhodes
1938 Hilary Clifton Kelynack
1946 James Donald Cox
1946 Eric William Copperwheat
1948 Peter Hurford
1952 Richard Lloyd
1954 Peter Gay Fletcher
1957 John Rosser Turner
1960 Michael Burnett
1963 David Sheeran Butterworth
1967 Robert Ernest Walker
1968 Michael Baker
1968 Terence Albright
1971 Julian Couzens
1972 Malcolm Archer
1975 James Robert Sydney Wrightson
1977 Henry Roderick Shaw
1979 James A. O’Donnell
1981 Stephen P.A. Young
1982 Geraint Bowen
1984 Christopher Argent
1985 David Swinson
1987 Andrew David King
1989 Timothy Horton
1990 Daniel Phillips
1992 Charles Harrison
1993 Duncan Aspden
1995 Gregory Morris
1996 Julian Thomas
1998 Thomas Corns
1999 Anthony Smith
2001 Samuel Gladstone
2002 James Kennerley
2004 David Humphreys
2005 Samuel Hanson
2008 Thomas Chatterton (Assistant Organist)
2008 Timothy Lambourn
2010 Robert George Dixon
2011 Benjamin Morris